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Updated with quotes for June 2019:

Classic:
Hide! Hide! Witch!
The good folks come to burn thee,
their keen enjoyment hid behind
a gothic mask of duty.
Mark Clifton, 1953.

 

Direct:
Mobbing among birds and mammals should not be seen as a metaphor for what happens among us humans. It should instead be recognized as the same thing, the same bursting forth of two instincts at once: the instinct to join with others in an unusually cohesive group, and the instinct to destroy a target.
Lecture, University of Graz, 2007.

Garden moment for June 2019:

Soft colours of spring: lavender twist redbud at left, weeping beech at right, stephanandra and perennials below.


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